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German petition against clearing of tropical forest in #Cameroun.

Company Comvert Sarl wants a licence for 60'000 ha to plant oil palms, but the company has only 7'600 EURO capital and the project costs will estimated be 228'000'000 EURO. They don't have experience with palm oil and the owner is unknown. So they are suspect for just planning to cut tropical trees down for export. Lots of #biodiversity are at risk, mammals like #gorillas, #chimpansees, #elephants, #buffalos, #panthers and #pangolines.
 
German petition against cruelty to #elephants in #Indonesia

#Elephanten #Indonesien #Tourismus #Tierquälerei
 
#India #Elephants #Nonhuman Persons #Slavery

Thirssur Pooram controversy turns spotlight on captive elephants in Kerala's temple festivals

Animal rights groups say the festival season puts a huge amount of pressure on the state’s captive elephants who do not receive adequate rest for several months at a time.


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The festival season is also particularly stressful for elephants because they have to be transported from one venue to another. For this, they are often loaded onto trucks and shackled, and have to remain that way on long road journeys without much sleep or food

Animal rights activists say inadequate food and rest affects the digestive system and lungs of elephants and eventually kills them. “More than 30 elephants have died in the last 18 months,” said an activist on condition of anonymity.

https://scroll.in/article/923061/kerala-temple-festival-as-ban-on-celebrity-elephant-is-lifted-spotlight-moves-to-stress-on-animals
 
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